The Influence of Male Body Image In Media

The Influence of Male Body Image in Media   What is body image? Body image is how you perceive, think and feel about your body. Poor body image, and the role of the media in particular, has received a lot of press. And there is a widespread awareness of how it can contribute to eating…

Using Psychology to Manage Chronic Pain

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Stress Management Techniques to Manage Chronic Pain   Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based Stress Management is best known for managing symptoms associated with mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. They are the most know and evidence based strategy and you are likely to so some CBT Stress Management at your…

Men and their Mental Health

Men and their Mental Health Men are known for bottling things up. They frequently have thoughts such as “ I don’t want to bother others” or “its not anyone else’s business”.  The problem is that this mentality is significantly contributing to Australia’s increasing rate of Mental Health issues in men (ASHW, 2012). Research has shown that…

Men’s Health Week: 10-16 June 2019

What is Men’s Health and Why is it important? Men’s Health is about exploring the causes and factors behind what makes boys and men healthy, or not healthy, in Australian society. This Men’s Health Week, we want to ensure we are working towards engaging men in all services, including mental health services. We want to…

Managing Chronic Pain

DID YOU KNOW THAT ONE IN FIVE AUSTRALIANS, INCLUDING ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN, LIVE WITH CHRONIC PAIN?  This number is HUGE and actually increases to one in three of the older (over 65) age group.  Those who experience chronic pain will know how much of an impact it can have on a person’s whole and the…

How to Support Someone Who Is Struggling

How Can I Support Someone Who Is Struggling? In today’s world, there is so much stress and pressure and unfortunately, mental illness or symptoms of mental illness are becoming all to common. We all have people who are important to us and we would do just about anything (if not anything!) for these people. It…

7 Secrets of Highly Happy Children

7 Secrets of Highly Happy Children   When it comes to kids, people just don’t think about happiness enough these days. They think about success. They think in comparisons. They think about milestones, graduations and shiny trophies. What we need to think more about is what a child needs from a parent to be happy.…